William Addison Goodwin

Brief Life History of William Addison

When William Addison Goodwin was born on 26 June 1851, in Gaston, Lexington, South Carolina, United States, his father, Joseph J. Goodwin, was 36 and his mother, Olivia Ann Ellen Williams, was 26. He married Juriah Minerva Hutto on 6 July 1868, in Lexington, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Platts Springs Township, Lexington, South Carolina, United States for about 30 years. He died on 24 January 1913, in Gaston, Lexington, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Gaston, Lexington, South Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Addison Goodwin
Juriah Minerva Hutto
Marriage: 6 July 1868
Ida Artamissie Goodwin
Idella Briggs Goodwin
Castella Snell Goodwin
Florence Ellen Goodwin
Otto Elmore Goodwin
Annie Blanche Goodwin
Delora Josephine Goodwin
Delora Josephine Williams
Rudolph Goodwin
Gary Addison Goodwin
Iva Maydell Goodwin

Sources (14)

  • Willian A Goodwin, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William Addison Goodwin, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Addison Goodwin in entry for Mrs Delora Josephine Williams, "South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1965"

World Events (8)


In 1860, South Carolina quit the United States because its citizens were in favor of slavery and President Lincoln was not. The Civil War started a year later.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1868 · Impeach the President!

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Godwin (Old English Gōdwine). Compare Godwin .

Irish: adopted in Mayo for Ó Goidín, a variant of Ó Godáin, ‘descendant of Godán’, a diminutive personal name from got ‘stammering, lisping’.

History: This name was brought independently to New England by many bearers from the 17th century onward. William Goodwin was one of the founders of Hartford, CT, in 1635 (coming from Cambridge, MA with Thomas Hooker).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Gary Goodwin

The Lexington Dispatch Nov 3, 1909 Mr. W. Addison Goodwin of Gaston, was here Monday and placed in care of Prof. Black at Palmetto Collegiate Institute, his son Gary.

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